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 by Anna Lewis

Anna and George from take a trip to the Orange Prize Readers’ Day in Birmingham to see a host of fabulous female writers talking about their books with over 500 readers from the West Midlands.

The event was put on by the Birmingham Book Festival, the Reading Agency and the West Midlands Readers’ Network and the discussions were chaired by Kate Mosse, the honorary director of the Orange Prize for Fiction.

It was a lot of fun for the many readers who attended. From the questions put to the authors at the end of each session it sounded like quite a few of the audience were writers too!

The authors who talked to Kate Mosse and answered questions from the audience included:
Sadie Jones
Joanne Harris
Diana Adams
Joanna Kavenna
Catherine O’Flynn
Charlotte Mendelson
Clare Allan
Francesca Kay

Find out More!

The whole event was liveblogged by Karen from the Birmingham Book Festival team. There are some great tips on writing and insight into the publishing process from the authors at the event.
Read the Liveblog

The West Midlands Readers’ Network did a great job of supporting the event, along with the fantastic Reading Agency.

Take a look at what’s going on at the Birmingham Book Festival taking place this summer.

You can find out more about the authors and see extracts from nominees for the Orange Prize for New Writing on the Orange Prize website

Music by DoKashiteru

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    14 May 19:30

    I’m going to use this comment to recommend Catherine O’Flynn’s superb book What Was Lost. I just finished it a fortnight ago, and found it both incredibly charming and moving. Nice to see what a lovely person she seems to be, too!

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    20 May 08:41

    Yes – she was particularly lovely to talk to and I’m very keen to read ‘What Was Lost’.

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